Mark Hamill Okay With Recasting Luke Skywalker in Star Wars

Even though Luke Skywalker is dead, he always finds his way back War of stars. It first happened in 2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when the late Jedi Master returned as a Force Ghost. In 2020 it happened again, This time as a younger, aged CGI version At The Mandalorian. Finally, in 2022, Skywalker returned for the third time, its biggest to date, as the deprecated version continues Boba Fett’s book.

“It’s unusual to see yourself like that,” said actor Mark Hamill said Esquire about seeing a younger version of himself on the Disney+ shows. He also added, “It can’t be cheap.”

Luke’s appearances on the two Disney+ shows marked the first time the character has been seen in the long time between the events of Return of the Jedi and the Force Awakens. And since the Star Wars storytelling has only scratched the surface of what Luke has been up to during that time, in books like Shadow of the Sith and in movie flashbacks, Hamill concedes that the character could potentially return once more.

“People are like, ‘Oh, now you’re going to be able to do a whole bunch of Luke posts.Return of the Jedi.’ I said, ‘I don’t think so,'” Hamill said. “First of all, they don’t have to tell those stories, but if they do, they could get an age-appropriate actor.” This last part is crucial because Lucasfilm only recasts big roles when the age gap is big, like when Leia and Luke are starring Obi Wan Kenobi. Hypothetically, if Hamill were okay with a young actor playing the character, others would too.

But that is past. As for the character’s future after he returns as a Force Ghost for Rey The Rise of SkywalkerEsquire asked if he was coming back for the upcoming Rey movie. “One thing you learn from working for Lucasfilm is that everything is confidential,” said Hamill. “So if I was involved, I couldn’t tell you. And if I wasn’t involved, I couldn’t tell you. So I don’t know. I guess we’ll all find out together.”

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